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KELLAS HOUSE (Ref:2345)

This building is in the Moray Council and the Dallas Parish. It is a category A building and was listed on 25/04/1989.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NJ 166 539.

Description

Frank Deas, 1913-21. Scottish Arts and Crafts. Roughly L-plan, 2-storey asymmetrical house with entrance at N with S garden front in principal arm of L. Harled, ashlar dressings. L-plan N entrance front with off-centre entrance, circular drum tower stairwell in re-entrant angle and service wing left. 2-storey, rectangular plan porch with segmental-headed, keystoned entrance, chamfered angles at 1st floor rising to ashlar balustraded wallhead; small centre corbelled oriel with carved decoration depicting stylised foliage and roses. 2 long round-headed windows light stair tower; irregular fenestration include 1st floor and gablet oculi. 6-bay S garden front with segmental-headed ground floor fenestration, side entrance and full height projecting canted window; single storey verandah at SW with shaped wooden balustered wallhead infills re-entrant angle between gables. Irregular E elevation with another drum stair-tower and mullioned window under wallhead balustrade. Narrow W elevation with single storey bowed and balustraded porch leading to study/gunroom. Rear service court entered through segmental-headed arch linking intergral garage. Multi-pane glazing. Shaped gables with flat skews; coped ridge and wallhead stacks; Caithness slate roofs. INTERIOR: entrance porch leads to hall-corridor running E-W with study entrance at right (W) and stairwell at E. Simple staircase with wide lower trades and splayed balustrade seated in tapered newel-column rising to ceiling; flat shaped oak balusters, linked at turn of stairs by square newel post carved with low relief thistle decoraton. DRAWING ROOM: long S facing room with hearths each end, divisible by sliding doors across centre of room. Wide recessed chimneypiece at E, tiled below mantelshelf with either plain white or decorative coloured Dutch tiles and panelled above; original grate and fender. W hearth in deeper, inglenook style recess; as at E but narrower, the upper part plain but flanked by round-headed shelved alcoves; simple moulded ceiling. DINING ROOM: D-ended at N end with tiled chimneypiece right and service door left; shelved alcove above fireplace; moulded cornice.

Notes

House designed by Frank Deas for his cousin, Mr George Christie. Though commenced in 1913 it was not completed until after the 1st World War. The site was a piece of bare hillside overlooking the River Lossie. The present mature garden was designed and planted by Mr Christie, whose family continue to own Kellas House.

References

Plans and drawings signed and dated 1913 in possession of present owner.

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